The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results for its 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, the NECO registrar, announced the results on Thursday at the council headquarters in Minna.
He said the number of candidates that registered for the exam is 1,209,703, with 636,327 males representing 52.60% and 573,376 females representing 47.39%.
The registrar said the number of candidates that actually sat for the exam is 1,198,412, with 630,180 males representing 52.58% and 568,232 females representing 47.41%.
The number of candidates who made credit and above in English, he said, is 889,188 representing 74.89%.
Those with credit and above in Mathematics account for 929,140 representing 78.23%.
Wushishi said the number of candidates who made five credits and above including in English and Mathematics is 727,864 representing 60.74%.
The NECO boss said, compared to the 2021 (internal) SSCE, the council recorded a 10.9% decrease in the pass rate.
He said the number of candidates involved in various forms of malpractice in 2022 is 13,594 representing 0.13%, whereas 20,003 representing 1.63% cases were recorded in 2021.
“The council has a long-standing tradition of zero tolerance for malpractice. Thus, it can be noticed that the malpractice incidence in 2022 has dropped, compared to the figure in 2021,” the register added.
“Four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years due to their involvement in mass cheating/whole school cases.
“Also, twenty-nine (29) supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, insult, aiding, and abetting, during the examinations.”
According to him, candidates can access their results on the NECO website using their exam registration numbers.